6th May 2016
The ICSE results leave me overjoyed
it is not enough to say congratulations. You have outdone our expectations! Each one of you has made us so proud.
What makes you special is that you have achieved these honours while you went about your regular life. You did not put anything on hold. And this is the mark of a leader. A leader is one who takes everything in his stride.
What is it Rudyard Kipling has said (apologising for the slight tweak!)
If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs (going for tuitions and mugging)
And can trust your-self
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it.
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!
Of course Kipling was talking to a boy; I am talking to all the GIRLS as well as the BOYS of Class X
To complete formalities I have to mention the children who stood out in the class. But you know me – the small number differences are irrelevant. What matters is whether you exceeded your own expectations.
Our Special Achievement:
46% of our students scored 90% and above. 49% of the students scored higher that 80%. That’s 95% of the students. Just 3 students scored in the seventies.
No child in our school got left behind. That’s a great credit to our teachers who don’t give up on any child. Its about our teachers’ skills. Its about teaching and practice and about motivation and encouragement.
|RIYA N GUJARATHI||GIRL||96|
A special mention has to be made about the two students who scored a 100% in Math: Dhruv Menon and Akshita Bafna. It is a feather they will cherish for ever.
Saumya missed that by just ONE mark.
Nine more students are in the 97% and 98% range. All of them should know that they are just as good, even if the feather is missing.
All of us must congratulate ourselves to see Akshay in this list. Akshay would never have succeeded were it not for the patience and support of all his classmates. You know it much better than I do. The previous issue of the Economist has its lead article on the pains and travails of children with autism. You children and teachers have proved that Akshay is the exception, with an aggregate score of 95%. He will be a hero for special-need children across the country.
I would like to add a word to our Footballers! You have proved that you are all-rounders indeed! Last night while we were waiting anxiously for our results, our Std 10 Football Club, under Ajaya Dethe’s guidance, played in Goa and bagged the trophy. That is what I have been talking about – your versitality and all-round excellence.
Saumya Oberoi and Antara Kulkarni scored 98% in History-Civics-Geography (Social Studies). I presume even their teacher is feeling embarrassed – How can children be so good?
Ten students scored 94% and above. Its a very tough achievement and all these students are really exceptional Special mentionof Shardul Chiplunkar, Dhruv menon and Anuj Joglekar for scoring 95%
Fifteen students scored 94% and higher. Riya Gujarathi topped the list with 96%.
Anushka Kaul and Tanvie Kirane with 95% and 94% leave us open mouthed. We all remember our own exam days and we were nowhere near this. FRENCH Shardul not only topped English but also topped French with 95%. Wish those two countries got along as well !!
Riya Gujrathi and Aayush Mokate flew high with 100% . But another ten students are tailing them close with 98% and 99%.
Shardul and Dhruv with 95% head our economists. They are so consistently good.
This is my weakness and I could not resist exhibiting these children at the Art Gallery. Even the art critics and visiting artists were bowled over. The praise of their peers (and gurus) is praise indeed. Poorvi Garag stand at the head of the class with Antara and Rishma close by.
|Aggregate Results||RIYA N GUJARATHI||GIRL||96|
|ANUJ NIKHIL JOGLEKAR||BOY||95|
|Social Studies||SAUMYA OBEROI||GIRL||98|
|AKSHITA AJAY BAFNA||GIRL||100|
|SCIENCE||RIYA N GUJARATHI||GIRL||96|
|Computer||RIYA N GUJARATHI||GIRL||100|